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A Child's Garden Of Verses (1888 Scribner's 1st American Edition) by  Robert Louis Stevenson - First American Edition - 1888 - from Mary Riversong (SKU: 468StevensonVerses1st)

A Child's Garden Of Verses (1888 Scribner's 1st American Edition)

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A Child's Garden Of Verses (1888 Scribner's 1st American Edition)

by Stevenson, Robert Louis

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  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
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USED. RARE, ESPECIALLY IN NICE CONDITION. Good+/ no dust jacket as issued. Leather has split at spine, making back cover a bit loose. However, endpapers remain intact. Former owner bookplate on inside front endpaper.

Synopsis

Rediscover the delight and innocence of childhood in these classic poems from celebrated Scottish author, Robert Louis Stevenson.From make-believe to climbing trees, bedtime stories to morning play and favorite cousins to beloved mothers.Here is a very special collection to be treasured for ever.  First published in 1885, the first printing of A Child's Garden of Verses ran 1000 copies by Longhaus, Green and Co in London. This book was not illustrated until the 1896 edition, published 2 years after Stevenson's death. The collection contains about 65 poems, and many of the poems, including “The Land of Counterpane,” take a positive perspective on Stevenson's own childhood which was plagued by sickness. He dedicated the work to his nurse Alison Cunningham. Stevenson was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, musician and travel writer. (13 November 1850 – 3 December 1894) Although he died at just forty four years old and suffered from ill health the majority of his life he managed to travel and write extensively in that short period. His most famous works are Treasure Island , Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde , Kidnapped, and A Child's Garden of Verses . Although Stevenson fell out of the canon for a number of years, today he is one of the most translated authors and is highly celebrated for his stories.

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Bookseller
Mary Riversong US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
468StevensonVerses1st
Title
A Child's Garden Of Verses (1888 Scribner's 1st American Edition)
Author
Stevenson, Robert Louis
Format/binding
Leatherbound marbled boards with gold accents
Book condition
Used - Good+
Jacket condition
None as issued
Quantity available
1
Edition
First American Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Charles Scribner's Sons
Place of Publication
NY
Date published
1888
Keywords
Robert Louis Stevenson, 19th Century Literature, Children's Books,Rare,
Bookseller catalogs
For Sale; Children's Books;
Size
4 7/8 X 7

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About Mary Riversong

Riversong Books. Online sales. Vintage First Editions. Most of our items are in used, Good or better condition. We have titles from 1860 through around the 70's. We do not list a book unless it is a hard-to-find title, so have fun viewing our items! All exlibs or condition issues are clearly disclosed in our listings. Please read listings carefully prior to purchase. 30 day return guarantee, with full refund including original shipping costs for up to 30 days after delivery if an item arrives mis-described or damaged.

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